Our Investing Thesis
The hobby is huge. There is a ton of temptation and FOMO. It's easy to become undisciplined and sloppy in pursuit of making money investing in sports cards.
Our sports card investing thesis is three fold.
1. Don't Chase. The way to make money investing in Sports Cards is NOT to chase the hot players or cards, but to have the ability to identify the NEXT hottest player BEFORE their card prices take off.
2. Stay In The Game. Since each player has a countless amount of cards, it's necessary to stay disciplined in identifying and purchasing cards that will have the ability to rise in value. Go Low / Mid Risk as much as possible. Everyone wants the big names. If the price is already high, then the upside is already baked in. Buy the dip on either the card, the player or both. Have reasonable expectations. Not every card will yield a profit, but overall, if you stay in the game, you should make 20% over the long haul.
3. Be Set Up To Sell. The most overlooked part of profiting in sports card investing is actually being set up to sell your cards. This includes acquiring cards that are frequently transacted, so as to instill confidence in your future buyer by being able to show consistent sales comps. We're not saying not to acquire short prints and variations, but if you're looking to make an ROI quickly, these aren't always the best cards.
There are two windows. The long term window and the flippable window. The long term window is when you believe a player has a season or more of relevant potential "moments" ahead. The flippable window is when a player actually never has to perform well on the field or court, but only has to generate enough "hype" to see an increase in card value.
We know that our background of professional sports front office work and player scouting, high stakes fantasy sports expertise, digital content creation and sales will make our Sports Card Investment Report a critical piece in your pursuit of positive ROI on your Sports Card Investments.
Foden cards are currently in the best scenario possible for a secondary star on one of the best teams in the world. If you are holding Foden cards, especially some of his newer autos, you will likely cash in over the next several months. With Manchester City likely to win several championships and titles in the 2023 footy calendar, Foden will have many profit opportunities.
Foden joined City as a U9 player and is now developing and finishing at the top level for his boyhood club. The narrative is so appealing, and as we know, card values love two things, compelling stories and counting stats. Phil Foden has both of these things. As a result, he will have success with City and the England National team for years to come.
The risk associated with Foden is closely associated with his reward. He is not the leading man on his team and might be past several in that line. Foden is a vital piece of a homegrown player on a star-studded team, but he is an additional investment.
The risk here will be that his national team career will likely be more critical to his card value than his club success. Man City will get Foden a high floor value, but his national team success will determine his ceiling. He will need to succeed for the lions, with countless successors coming for his spot. He has the pedigree, but will he remain in the squad?
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